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Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of HER-2/neu in brushings of normal oral mucosa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11850076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Oncogene alterations have been clearly demonstrated to be related to the carcinogenesis and progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). However, the analysis of these alterations for screening and early diagnostic purposes generally requires invasive techniques for surgical removal of pathological epithelium. The aim of the present study was to assess the feasibility of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis of HER-2/neu amplification in oral mucosa brushings and to compare the HER-2/neu status with the history and smoking and drinking habits of healthy subjects. Cells obtained by centrifugation of oral brushings from 21 subjects (overall no. of cells: 5125) were suspended in physiological saline and fixed onto two slides for cytological evaluation and FISH analysis (dual-target, dual-color fluorescence assay) of the HER-2/neu gene and CEP17 centromere. A mean of 89.8% of the cells showed two HER-2/neu signals and a mean of 94% had two CEP17 signals at fluorescent microscopy. Finally, a mean of 96% of cells with HER-2/neu / CEP17 had a ratio equal to 1. No association between smoking and drinking habits, age and the HER-2/neu and CEP17 characteristics evaluated by FISH was found.
Angelo Paradiso; Marta Abatangelo; Sandra Piepoli; Stefania Tommasi; Jian Ming Xu; Maria Angela Caponio; Franco Marzullo; Carlo D'Auria; Gaetano Achille; Luciano Grammatica
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer genetics and cytogenetics     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0165-4608     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Genet. Cytogenet.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-18     Completed Date:  2002-03-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909240     Medline TA:  Cancer Genet Cytogenet     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Experimental Oncology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, Via Amendola 209, Bari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
Microscopy, Fluorescence
Mouth Mucosa / metabolism*
Receptor, erbB-2 / genetics*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC, erbB-2

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